On 1 December 2017, Exotix Capital announced that it would be donating more than $76,000 (£56,000) from its 19th annual Charity Day to its four chosen children’s charities – Children in Crisis, Together for Short Lives, Village Water and The Emiliani Project.
As one of the world’s leading frontier and emerging markets investment bank, Exotix Capital’s annual Charity Day supports charities working to strengthen community infrastructure in the company’s core focus regions, as well as helping to create and guide a new generation of entrepreneurs.
British Olympic Silver medalist Zoe de Toledo and The Inbetweeners actor Alex Macqueen were among the sporting heroes and celebrities who teamed up with staff at Exotix’s headquarters in London to raise money for four charities whose work helps the lives of children in the UK and countries in the emerging markets. The money raised was a combination of revenues from the firm’s sales trading and research divisions.
George Pope, Director of Fundraising at Children in Crisis, said “We had such a fun and inspiring time at the Exotix Charity Day! The money raised will support young refugees from Burundi, who are now living in Lusenda refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Thanks to the Exotix team, these young people will have a safe space learn new skills, generate income, build their confidence and receive counselling.”
Rob Elliott, Head of Operations at Exotix Capital, said: “Exotix is intrinsically connected with countries across the developing world, with our staff living and working in these regions and our business contributing to growth of the financial markets and economies. But we also feel our responsibility to contribute socially, to give people less fortunate than ourselves the opportunity to make a better life.
“We are privileged to be working alongside our colleagues at Children in Crisis, Together for Short Lives, Village Water and The Emiliani Project, who we have chosen to support this year, and we want to thank our clients, friends and staff for making it a special day.”